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Pour La Belle Terre de France
  • Eduardo García Benito
    1891–1981
    born: Valladolid, Spain ; active: France
  • Pour La Belle Terre de France, 1914–1918
  • Where object was made: France
  • line block (photomechanical relief print), pochoir, letterpress
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 231 x 403 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/8 x 15 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 373 x 487 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 11/16 x 19 3/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0214
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

In the foreground are several agricultural workers who are tieing bundles of wheat. There are two male workers and two female workers wearing brightly colored clothing. Two of the figures in the foreground are waving to soldiers who are marching through the fields and the soldiers are waving back. In the background is a train filled with more soldiers and artillery passing through fields with haystacks. The women are wearing red, gray and dark green clothing, and the skin on all figures is orange or outlined in orange, and there are also purple outlines on the figures and the landscape features.

The print is crooked on the sheet.